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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:09 PM
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I got 200 extra dollars last week for working Thanksgiving and gave it all away
I gave $100 to a local charity drive that buys gifts and necessities for foster kids, and I gave the other $100 to a charity in my hometown in Vt. that buys warm winter clothing for needy kids.

I could have really used it to pay bills or buy gifts for my kids but this was a lot more fun. :)
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:13 PM
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1. That's really wonderful.
Thank you. On behalf of whomever benefits from those gifts. :hug:

I hope a lot more people do this too.

In past years I always did. This year I can't. I don't have a job or any income anymore. :(
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suninvited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:15 PM
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3. I know what you mean.
I have always given away approximately 10% of my income to different sources, and all of a sudden I cant afford to, and it kills me.

I miss being able to.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:19 PM
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4. It's such a tough year for so many people
I'm not in the best shape I've ever been in financially - my husband is laid off and I'm pretty much carrying things - but I'm a lot better off than some people and I know the charities are having a harder time meeting their goals.

It feels good to help. And I understand why others just can't. :hug:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:15 PM
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2. That is the spirit. I hope to follow you in that direction and give to the needy.
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:46 PM
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5. Give it away, give it away, give it away now...
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:47 PM
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6. Good for you!
:bounce:
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